Coaxial Cable Assemblies suit low-outgassing applications.

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Miniature versaFLEX and hyperFLEX cable assemblies include Models 3090DH and 3090DV, which offer 10-32 coaxial plugs on both ends. Models 3053H and 3053V have M3 coaxial plug on one end and 10-32 plug on the other. Built with materials that have Total Mass Loss of 1% or less and Collected Volatile Condensable Materials of 0.1% or less, versaFLEX cable assemblies utilize extruded-polymer jacket that resists water penetration. Coupling nut, with diamond-back knurl, provides secure connection.

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New Miniature Coaxial Cable Assemblies Offer Increased Flexibility, Lighter Weight, and Benefits for Low-Outgassing Applications

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - January 27, 2003 - Endevco's new family of versaFLEX and hyperFLEX cable assemblies offer a variety of enhancements, including increased flexibility, lighter weight, and smaller diameters. The new hyperFLEX cables are 50% more flexible than the cables they replace. The new versaFLEX cables are 20% more flexible than the cables they succeed. Models 3090DH and 3090DV feature 10-32 coaxial plugs on both ends, while models 3053H and 3053V feature an M3 coaxial plug on one end and a 10-32 plug on the other.

Built with materials that have a Total Mass Loss (TML) of 1% or less and a Collected Volatile Condensable Materials (CVCM) of 0.1% or less, the versaFLEX cable assemblies are well suited for applications that require limited outgassing, such as use in space or a simulated space environment. In addition, versaFLEX cable assemblies utilize an extruded polymer jacket that resists water penetration, helping to avoid ground loops in applications involving condensation or submersion.

The new hyperFLEX and versaFLEX cable assemblies feature a new coupling nut that utilizes a unique diamond-back knurl. This allows increased torque to be applied to the nut, providing for a more secure connection. The new coupling nut also offers a hexagonal section that enables the use of a supplied wrench or crow's foot. The new coupling nut is made of an alloy that is less susceptible to galling, helping to alleviate cable twist.

Unlike most miniature coaxial connectors in the industry which use press-fit Teflon insulators, Endevco's connectors utilize hermetic construction to ensure a strong bond between pin, insulator, and connector shell by means of a glass insulator that is fired at over 800°C This makes pin pull-out and intermittent center-pin contact an unlikely occurrence.

Endevco is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurement. The company's comprehensive line of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, ISOTRON® and variable capacitance accelerometers are used to solve measurement problems in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, industrial and marine. Other products include pressure transducers, microphones, electronic instruments, and calibration systems.

Endevco has a factory-direct sales force in the U.S. and is represented in the rest of the world by Bruel & Kjaer. Bruel & Kjaer has offices in 55 countries and 7 accredited calibration centers worldwide. Endevco is a subsidiary of U.K.-based Meggitt PLC, an international group of companies renowned for their specialized engineering skills.

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